Employment discrimination in Chillicothe, Ohio can take many different forms, and employees who have been harmed by discrimination may be eligible to file a claim under state or federal law. It is important to seek advice from a Chillicothe discrimination lawyer who can evaluate your case and discuss your options for filing a discrimination claim under state or federal law.
Employment discrimination can be unlawful under both Ohio state and federal law. According to Section 411.02 of the Ohio Revised Code, it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee, independent contractor, or prospective hire because of their race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry. This could include refusing to hire someone, giving them a negative performance review, cutting their pay, firing them, or a number of other adverse employment actions.
As you can see, there is a general law in Ohio that prohibits various forms of discrimination in the workplace. Under federal law, there are several specific laws that prohibit different types of workplace discrimination, including but not limited to the following:
You should seek advice from a lawyer about whether to file a claim under state or federal law. Generally speaking, state law covers more employers since it applies to employers with four or more employees, while most federal laws apply to employers with 15 or more employees.
Our firm handles many different types of discrimination claims, such as:
Discrimination in the workplace can take many different forms. The following are common examples of discrimination in Chillicothe:
If you have questions about filing an employment discrimination claim, you should seek advice from one of the Chillicothe discrimination lawyers at our firm. We represent employees in Ohio and are committed to advocating for fair workplaces. Contact Marshall Forman & Schlein today for more information about identifying discrimination and filing a claim in Ohio.
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